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How does colon cancer begin?
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Polyps.
Polyps (adenomas) are small, benign masses that can form within the colon.
The life cycle of the mucus membranes of the colon becomes disrupted, either from genetic or environmental reasons, causing growth of polyps. If polyp growth continues abnormally, they have the potential to develop into an invasive lesion and become cancerous.

In brief: Polyps.
Polyps (adenomas) are small, benign masses that can form within the colon.
The life cycle of the mucus membranes of the colon becomes disrupted, either from genetic or environmental reasons, causing growth of polyps. If polyp growth continues abnormally, they have the potential to develop into an invasive lesion and become cancerous.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Polyps
Generally, colorectal cancer develops from colorectal polyps.
Most polyps do not cause symptoms that is why colonoscopy is one on asymptomatic patients to find polyps, remove hem, and prevent colon cancer.

In brief: Polyps
Generally, colorectal cancer develops from colorectal polyps.
Most polyps do not cause symptoms that is why colonoscopy is one on asymptomatic patients to find polyps, remove hem, and prevent colon cancer.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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